IMS student member Steven T. Moen, PhD student at the University of Wisconsin, won the ASA John J. Bartko Scholarship Award to attend the Conference on Statistical Practice (which was virtual this year, in February). Steven decided to study economics in college but especially the models and systems used in the field, which led him to statistics. His focus is on financial statistics and studying the theoretical aspects of time-dependent data. Currently, Moen is collaborating with Russell Green, a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund, on a paper about the market microstructure of India’s sovereign bond market, which could help prevent another currency crisis.